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RAF Dakota military aircraft diverts to Manchester in an emergency

RAF Dakota aircraft that was scheduled to be flying over Warrington yesterday September 14 had to declare an emergency.

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RAF Dakota: Image Darren Marsden

Plane spotters was treated to something different at Manchester Airport yesterday as the WW2 aircraft came into land.

The aircraft suffered an engine failure and had to divert to Manchester where it landed safely.

Firefighters were seen waiting for the aircraft but was not needed.

A spokesperson for the RAF said: “The Dakota suffered an engine failure and as a result had to divert to Manchester, the aircraft landed safely and the pilot was unharmed.”

Despite the emergency Manchester Airport said that operations was not affected and it was business as usual.

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